Agent Name

Gold trichloride

CAS Number

13453-07-1

Formula

Au-Cl3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Auric chloride; Auric trichloride; Gold(III) chloride; Gold chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow to red solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley] Red, odorless crystalline solid; Soluble in water (680 g/L at 20 deg C); [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

AuCl, AuCl3, and tetrachloroauric acid are used in electrolytic refining of gold; [Nordberg, p. 821]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline] See "Gold."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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